View of the church
|Denomination||Church of Norway|
|Consecrated||7 August 1735|
|Architect(s)||Nils Pedersen Bech|
|Architectural type||Long church|
|Deanery||Indre Helgeland prosti|
Dolstad Church (Norwegian: Dolstad kirke) is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Vefsn Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the town of Mosjøen. It is the church for the Dolstad parish which is part of the Indre Helgeland prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland. The red, wooden church was built in a octagonal style in 1734 by the architect Nils Pedersen Bech. The church seats about 500 people.
This is the third church to be built on this site since the 12th century. The oldest surviving historical records of the church building date back to 1589. Records from 1666 mention that the church building had recently been renovated or completely rebuilt. The church was a log building in the cruciform style. In 1730, work on a new church was begun and construction lasted for four years. The new building has four arms attached to the central octagon creating an octagonal-cruciform floor plan with a steeple above the in the center of the church. After the new church was completed, the old church building was torn down. The church was consecrated by 7 August 1735 by the local provost Anders Dass, the son of poet and priest Petter Dass. In 1750, the church was dedicated to St. Michael.
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